At a time when there is more flexibility for working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of professionals are in search of workspace solutions. Today, entrepreneurs, business owners, freelancers, contractors, consultants, and a host of other professionals have multiple options for office space that go above and beyond traditional leases. Two of the most sought-after options include coworking space and virtual offices.
People now have the freedom to work in beautiful areas, such as Key West and the Lower Keys, which traditionally haven’t been viewed as places for professionals to work and stay connected with colleagues.
A forward-thinking approach to reinventing offices is now essential for businesses. McKinsey Global Institute’s research has found that the coming transformation will result in coworking space, virtual office space, flexible leases, furnished office space, remote work, standard leases, and owned space. Before the crisis, adaptable space solutions held about 3 percent of the US office market.
Coworking spaces are a great solution for those who are working remotely and seeking a healthy office environment when work at home is no longer productive. They allow companies to rent office space to decentralize offices, and provide options for employees to access conference rooms, furnished office space, and other services, or simply get out of the house. Plus, small businesses and sole proprietors continue to require meeting space, business addresses, receptionist services and the other amenities that these spaces offer.
Some other advantages of coworking spaces are:
- Flexibility: One of the driving appeals of coworking spaces is lease flexibility. Rather than signing up for a 5-year lease, organizations can join for much shorter durations. This enables them to dynamically vary their space in conjunction with changes in their projects. For example, it can enable a company to place a project team near target markets for a short duration.
- Saving money: When entrepreneurs are just launching their company, they want every last dollar going toward growing your business. The Wall Street Journal reports that startups with fewer than 12 employees can save on average $2,700 per month by using a coworking space instead of leasing an office. They don’t need to worry about down payments, administrative tasks, utilities, etc.
Another option is a virtual office, which provides a professional, commercial address and gives access to office services. Pros of using a virtual office include:
- Office services: Virtual offices allow businesses or individuals to build their presence and get the benefits of a professional mailing address, receptionist services, phone answering services, reliable mail and package receipt during normal business hours, and mail hold, pick-up, forwarding or open/scan options.
- Lower costs: Virtual offices can provide access to meeting rooms and video conferencing at reduced rates.
Alta Vista Business Center leases private office space serving professionals working remotely, or solo practitioners, in the Key West and Lower Keys areas. Its private furnished office space offers high-speed, business fiber internet with upload/download speeds up of up to one gigabit per second; a local or toll-free business number with voicemail, call-forwarding and available smartphone app; access to a meeting room, and more.
For more information about the Business Center’s pricing and availability, call (305) 293-2702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alta Vista is located at 3706 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 208, Key West, Florida, 33040.
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